These gorgeous wool mittens are from Swedish designer Åse Öjbro, founder of Öjbro Vantfabrik. Using Italian merino wool, Åse has created mittens with patterns inspired by Sweden.
Each pair of mittens has four layers of insulation to trap air and keep the wearer's hands warm. These mittens are wind resistant and washable in a wool setting. They need to be put around your hands while wet to allow for shaping.
While medium, or lagom, size fits most hands, other sizes include small (mindre) and large (rejäl). Medium size corresponds with glove size 7-9; small corresponds with size 6; & large corresponds with size 10-11.
Every pattern has a story:
Skaftölandet is an island in the Bohuslän coast; in everyday speech, it is called Skaftö. The largest village on the island is Grundsund and Fiskebäckskil. Grundsund's history is foremost a history of fishing.
A famous Skaftö inhabitant was Carl Wilhelm Wihelmson. Born November 12, 1866, in Fiskebäckskil, he was a Swedish painter. Carl Wilhelmson primarily derived his art from his home in Bohuslän. He built a summer home in Fiskebäckskil, which served as a residence & studio. The house, which is still in the family, is open to the public one day a year during the summer.
The Skaftö mittens have a fisherman pattern with a contrasting cuff.
Designer's note: "I was so mesmerized by this little island with its picturesque boathouses and bridges from different eras. I wanted to illustrate these strong fishermen and their tireless working on the open sea, day after day, year after year they endure regardless of the weather."